Stormy scene over the Crich Monument

Latest news from the area

Page 1 of 23 Next

Parish Council news

Funding available for litter picking

by Andrew Auld

Keep Britain Tidy logo

Great British Spring Clean: 28th  May – 13th June 2021 – funding available

The Parish Council is able to support the Great British Spring Clean 2021 initiative by offering equipment funding to a local Community Group wanting to organise and co-ordinate litter picking in the Parish during 28th May - 13th June 2021.

If your Group would like to take a lead in organising Parish litter picking activities, please e-mail the details to the Clerk, Carolyn Jennings.

Your e-mail should include a brief outline of:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Community Group name
  • What you plan to do
  • When you plan to do it
  • Who will be involved
  • What equipment you need and how much it will cost
  • What your plans are for the equipment after the Spring Clean

This is the link to the Keep Britain Tidy website equipment shop.

Please do not purchase any equipment until your request has been considered and approved by the Council. Funding for equipment will be made on receipt of the supplier’s invoice.

Amber Rock holiday resort

by Linda Philo

Crich quarry

Developers are asking the local community for their opinions on their proposed plan to turn Crich Quarry into Amber Rock holiday resort before they submit an outline planning application to the Council. Details of the proposal can be found on the Amber Rock Resort website Comments are requested by 22 March 2021.

A full public consultation will take place once the planning application has been received.

Access to The Common from Crich Market Place to be closed in January

by Geoff Brown

Picture of Crich Market Place looking towards The Common

Crich Parish Council have passed on a notification from Derbyshire County Council about another planned road closure in the centre of Crich. Access to and from the Common from Crich Market Place will be closed between Januay 4th and 22nd 2021. This is to facilitate further gas main relpacement.

Chadwick Nick Lane will also be closed to through traffic.

Residents close to the closure and the schools will be notifed individually.

For further details, see the Derbyshire County Council roadworks website.

Crich Parish Council Grants for community organisations - last chance for applications

by Andrew Auld

Each year the Parish Council sets aside a small fund to help local community groups within Crich Parish.

The Council is aware that this has been a very difficult year for all community groups, with Covid-19 impacting heavily on activities and funding. If you run a community group, or belong to one, have you considered applying for a grant – it might make a little difference to what you can do going forward?

Perhaps there is an item that your group would like but cannot afford, perhaps you need help with running costs, or you want to organise a Covid-19 safe activity? – a Parish Council Community Grant could be the answer.

Obviously, there are a few rules around applying, but they are simple and straightforward.

When considering applications for grants to be awarded in January 2021 the Parish Council will be guided by the following criteria:

  • The group must serve Crich Parish community and must not be run for gain.
  • The working of the group must involve a degree of self-help.
  • The group must have an open membership policy.
  • At least 50% of members must live in Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell, or Wheatcroft.
  • The group must be able to demonstrate the need for financial support as shown by the presentation of current Accounts or a Financial Statement. Out of date Accounts or Financial Statements cannot be accepted. Bank statements cannot be accepted.
  • Applications must be made in writing using the official application form.
  • Grants will only be considered if the application has been made in the prescribed way; is complete, includes current Accounts or a Financial Statement, and has been submitted to the Parish Clerk by Friday 30th October 2020. Incomplete and/or late applications cannot be accepted.

When you complete the application form for 2020/2021 please do so in anticipation that your group will be able to carry out your planned activities, and it is on this basis the Council will base its decision when making the awards. Due to the current situation we have extended the deadline for completion of the application form and accompanying documents by a month.

The application form is attached here, or can be obtained on request from the Clerk – Carolyn Jennings by e-mailing

People's Voice Survey - Covid19

by Andrew Auld

Derbyshire People's Voice Survey logo

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still affecting many aspects of our lives here in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire County Council wants to find out what the pandemic has meant for you and your community so far. Your views and experiences are important. This is a joint survey between Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council, and they want to hear the voices of all our residents.

Complete the online survey here.

Information given by you in this survey will help them understand more about the things the Council can do to support Derbyshire through the challenges of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thank you for taking the time to answer this survey.

This questionnaire may also be available in other formats. If you require a different format please email:

Page 1 of 23 Next